Born and raised in South Surrey, Chris Shaw played in 168 career BCHL games from 1998 to 2001 for the Victoria Salsa and Burnaby Bulldogs. In his last season with the Bulldogs, he was named team captain, earning him a NCAA Division I scholarship to Niagara University. Through 2003 to 2008, he played professionally in the Central Hockey League (CHL), United Hockey League (UHL), Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL), and in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with the Victoria Salmon Kings. In total, he appeared in 244 professional regular season games.
In 2009, Chris began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL) before moving on to a Head Coach and General Manager position with the Nelson Leafs (KIJHL). After a year as an Assistant Coach and Assistant General Manager with the Vernon Vipers (BCHL) in 2011, he took over the reigns as Head Coach and General Manager of the Ontario Avalanche (WSHL) for four seasons.
Chris spent the last two years as the Associate Head Coach of the Langley Rivermen (BCHL). This is Chris’ first year as Head Coach of the Vancouver Northwest Hawks (BCMML) and as a member of the Development Team at the NSWC.